The first time I gave a sex toy to a celebrity was when I was invited on the “Howard Stern Show” and I gave him a realistic vagina as a gift. He was so excited that he could hardly wait for the show to end so he could go home with his new vagina. At the end of the show, he told me that he would give his listeners all the juicy details the next day on his show.

I woke up early to listen to Howard the next morning in anticipation of his report and was mortified when I heard him mad as hell as he ranted on about how he got the vagina stuck on his penis, and when he finally was able to pull it off, his pride and joy was bruised.

That was when the light bulb went off in my head and I realized I had forgotten to give him any lubricant. Needless to say, I wasn't invited back because I nearly broke his penis.

Now I'm emphatic about telling everyone to love lube and put it on before you need it. Of course, the wrong lube can lead to disastrous results, so do your homework.

Never use household ingredients like cooking oil, or well-known products like Vaseline, bath oil, suntan oil, massage oil or anything that has petroleum because it will break your condoms and could lead to a nasty infection.

I tell my clients to have a lube love fest by purchasing as many different types of lubes as you can – from water-based, which are the most versatile and easiest to clean off with water, to flavored ones that can enhance an oral sex experience, to silicone-based types that you can use in water and are also great for anal pleasure.

But be warned that you cannot use silicone lube on silicone toys, as it can melt them – and that's not a pretty sight!

Sex toys feel better with lube whether with a vibrator, dildo or cockring and it's safer to use. But be sure to clean your sex toys with soap and water or toy cleaner before and after each use!

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